There are many foods and beverages, like dark chocolate, coffee and avocados, about which multiple studies tend to contradict each other. One day it might be considered good for you, and the next, it’s unhealthy. What if you learned that some “unhealthy” foods contain surprising health benefits? Here are five that might shock you.


While eggs are known to be high in cholesterol, they are a great source of protein, choline, and Vitamin D, which can lead to less fatigue and build muscle. The latter two ingredients aren’t found in many foods.

Whole-Milk Yogurt

If you usually eat yogurt with nonfat milk, you’re missing out. According to a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, those who ate or drank whole dairy products had better control of their weight. The key to eating whole milk yogurt is watching your portions.


With pasta, it’s all about what you serve along with it. If you go with fish or chicken, olive oil, and even some broccoli, you might be able to make a healthy dish out of it. Pasta that’s cooked “al dente” can help you control your blood sugar.


While this might be the last food you would think is healthy, butter is actually rich in Vitamins A and E. Both of these vitamins contain antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties that can help your body boost its immune system.


Raisins are dried grapes, meaning that you can find similar health benefits. These include antioxidants that can reduce your risk of cancer, a high amount of polyphenol to reduce the risk of heart disease and allergies, and resveratrol, which may help prevent diabetes. The reason why raisins are considered “unhealthy” is because one raisin equals the same number of calories as one grape. Only take a handful in one sitting.

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